This could be a cracker of an episode.
One of the highlights of Top Gear’s Christmas episodes was the news featuring Clarkson, Hammond and May coming up with absurd gift ideas for car enthusiasts and inevitably getting up to hi-jinks that would result in at least one presenter falling over. The Grand Tour looks to be keeping up the tradition in this week's episode set in snowy Finland, as we see Clarkson try out some "rocket boots," only to crash into the crowd. The rest of the episode, however, looks to be decidedly Ford-focused.
We’ve had our complaints about some of the less car-orientated episodes of The Grand Tour lately. However, we don’t think we’ll have any of those criticisms for this week’s episode. We get to see the new Ford Mustang duke it out with a Focus RS, in what looks like a cinematic set-piece involving Hammond trying to escape Clarkson in pursuit.
It comes as no surprise to see muscle car-loving Hammond swooning over the Mustang and Clarkson favoring the Focus RS. There’s even another subtle dig at Top Gear - remember the outrage when Ken Block was caught doing donuts around the London Cenotaph war memorial? The same landmark can also be seen in The Grand Tour, except they breeze past without a whiff of tire smoke in sight. Genius. James May can also be seen recounting the epic rivalry between Ford and Ferrari in the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in the 1960s. We’re really liking the sound of this one.